Ascites is a dropsy of the abdomen, which occurs in 75% of patients with cirrhosis of the liver. Several less common oncological pathologies of the abdominal organs, tuberculosis, congestive heart failure.
Accumulation of fluid in the peritoneum and the retroperitoneal space can reach up to 25 liters. The patient feels rapid growth of the abdomen with tension of the skin on its surface. Body weight increases rapidly. If untreated, ascites entails bacterial peritonitis.
Ascites – accumulation of free fluid in the peritoneum that the treatment trigger the disease, receiving diuretics, laparocentesis.
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